Star Wars: Liam Neeson says he won't be in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Star Wars: Liam Neeson says he won’t be in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series

Megan Choquet
Megan Choquet

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Journalist specializing in films and series on platforms regardless of genre. This does not prevent him from remaining faithful to the small skylight and the big screen.

Liam Neeson, who played Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, has revealed that he was not approached to reprise his role in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is currently filming.

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Currently filming, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, centered on the Jedi Knight played by Ewan McGregor, hosts star Star Wars characters such as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen), Owen Lars (Joel Edgerton) and Beru Lars (Bonnie). Piesse).

With this feedback, some fans were hoping to see other characters who had come in contact with Obi-Wan Kenobi. This will not be the case with Jar Jar Binks (Ahmed Best) but perhaps that of his mentor Qui-Gon Jinn, played by Liam Neeson in The Phantom Menace.

Killed by Darth Maul, Qui-Gon eventually managed to communicate with the living and taught the secrets of Eternal Life to Yoda and Obi-Wan after the fall of the Jedi Order.

With the Obi-Wan Kenobi series set ten years after Revenge of the Sith and nine years before A New Hope, it wouldn’t be impossible for Qui-Gon Jinn to make an appearance. Unless the teaching of the Jedi Master to his former Padawan does not appear in the series.

This is in any case what seems to suggest Liam Neeson, questioned about his potential presence in the series by Jimmy Kimmel in his talk show. The actor even joked when answering the host’s question:

“I heard about this show that Ewan McGregor was going to shoot. But no, I don’t think so… I haven’t been approached. They don’t have enough money.”

Jimmy Kimmel finds it hard to believe Liam Neeson and we know that actors often cannot reveal such important information especially on a franchise as major as Star Wars. For the moment, it will be necessary to be satisfied with the negative response of the actor. Which does not prevent us from hoping for a small cameo.

Composed of six episodes, the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is due out in 2022 on Disney + before season 3 of The Mandalorian, which is postponed. The rest of the cast of this show written by Hossein Amini and Joby Harold and directed by Deborah Chow include Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie and Maya Erskine.

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